NATO Secretary General on the reported elections in Crimea, Ukraine
NATO does not recognise the reported elections held on 14 September in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, Ukraine.
We continue to condemn Russia’s illegal and illegitimate “annexation” of Crimea and its continued and deliberate destabilization of eastern Ukraine in violation of international law.
We call on Russia to reverse its illegal and illegitimate “annexation” of Crimea, which we do not and will not recognise. We stand united in our support of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders.